Following the spread of rumours about JAMB deducting marks of candidates who sat for the UTME, the board has come out to make clarification.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has asked candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to disregard any information of deduction of marks by the board, The Nation reports.
Its spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the rumour is false, devilish and intended to cause disaffection among the candidates.
He said any candidate with any infraction would be sanctioned in accordance with the provision of the examination malpractice Act.
The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has urge all candidates who participated in the 2017 to disregard any information being circulated by mischief makers on the deduction of marks by the Board. This rumour is false, devilish and intended to cause disaffection among the candidates.
“The Board has not deducted any marks from any candidate and is not contemplating doing that as it is not a condition for sanction in any of the provisions of the law against malpractice.
“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading information’s to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud candidates.
“The Board has also noted that some candidates who could not check their results are being told that their results are not out because they are owing JAMB some money. This is a lie and candidates are advised not to pay any money to anybody as their results are send to their mails and also on our website: www.jamb.org.ng. Candidates are to login with their registration number or email address to print.
“The Board will be concluding the 2017 examination on Saturday 20th May, 2017. The Board has conducted examination for a total of 1,698,835 candidates and the remaining 19950 candidates will be sitting for the last day on Saturday 20th May, 2017. The results of examination conducted are released for candidates to check except for today Saturday 20th May, 2017. Any candidate with any challenge should not hesitate to contact the Board or check our website for information and numbers.”